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Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

GERMANY: Winergy's gearbox for the 8MW Adwen offshore turbine is the largest and, in terms of input torque, the most highly rated yet seen. Eize de Vries was granted exclusive access to the unit and its production facilities ahead of its unveiling at WindEnergy Hamburg on 27 September.

Ten of the biggest turbines

Ten of the biggest turbines

WORLDWIDE: We have omitted some of the large turbines where progress has stalled, such as the 7MW Samsung and MHI Sea Angel machines, but the ten turbines described here are either in production or scheduled to start soon.

Designing to withstand Arctic conditions

Designing to withstand Arctic conditions

FINLAND: Much is at stake for Finland's first commercial offshore wind farm, the €120-million 40MW Tahkoluoto project in the Gulf of Bothnia, in the north of the Baltic Sea, west of Finland.


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European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

EUROPE: Windpower Offshore looks at the major players in Europe that are leading the way in the offshore market.

Ambitious plans but limited activity in 2015

Ambitious plans but limited activity in 2015

EUROPE: Our offshore installed capacity map below shows the UK is still the European leader, although activity slowed significantly in 2014.

Netherlands rethinks tendering system

Netherlands rethinks tendering system

THE NETHERLANDS: The Dutch government has restructured the tender process to achieve quicker results and cut costs.

Europe's offshore leader faces slower year

Europe's offshore leader faces slower year

UK: New build cemented the UK's position as offshore market leader, and two major turbine manufacturers are setting up production facilities in the country. But a new support system is creating uncertainty, particularly for the biggest developments.


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